Course Title: Coordinate GIS data manipulation and analysis

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5368 Diploma of Surveying

Course Title: Coordinate GIS data manipulation and analysis

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 60

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

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Course Contact: Thierry Demathieu

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 8359

Course Contact Email: thierry.demathieu@rmit.edu.au



Course Description

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to coordinate geographic information system (GIS) data manipulation and analysis to meet client specifications. The unit covers analysing client needs and GIS data format requirements and developing procedures; assessing the applicability of existing tools, models, theories and applications; and developing models to achieve the required outcome, including feasible parameters, equations and assumptions. The unit also covers verifying data source integrity and manipulating and analysing data for presentation. The unit requires the ability to use computers and GIS software as well as querying and programming languages to capture geographic information, obtain information from databases, and create layers on maps. It also requires the ability to comply with organisational and legal requirements relating to client consultation and data ownership.

The unit supports those who work in a lead role in a surveying or spatial information services team in areas such as surveying, town planning, cartography, mapping and GIS.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

There are no pre-requisites for this unit.



National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CPPSIS5064 Coordinate GIS data manipulation and analysis

Elements:

1. Prepare to meet client GIS data needs.

2. Establish GIS data models.

3. Manipulate and analyse GIS data.


Learning Outcomes

Please refer to the Elements of Competency.


Overview of Assessment

Assessment Tasks

Students must pass each of the following assessment tasks to demonstrate competent. 

Assessment

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20%

Task 2

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20%

Task 3

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30%

Task 4

Portfolio

30%

These tasks assesses the following Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs):

Assessment Mapping Matrix 

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Performance Criteria Covered

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To be deemed competent you must demonstrate an understanding of all aspects required of the competency. Assessment methods have been designed to measure your achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over multiple tasks.